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County Executive Baker recently announced that the County has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC).
LARGO, MD – Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III recently announced that the County has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce (USPAACC). As a result of the MOU and effective July 1, 2016, Prince George’s County will begin accepting USPAACC Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certifications as part of the County’s supplier diversity program.
“The Memorandum of Understanding is significant step for the County as well as Asian American companies looking to do business with Prince George’s County,” said Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III. “I salute your organization for your global commitment to providing opportunities for service, networking and leadership development to your members and we look forward to this new partnership and expanding our network and MBE program with the Asian American business community.”
“We welcome the opportunity to partner with Prince George’s County in providing Asian American suppliers greater access to procurement opportunities,” said USPAACC National President & CEO Susan Au Allen. “This MOU is an essential message of collaboration throughout the state of Maryland and across industries, it also reinforces USPAACC’s mission of creating economic parity, inclusion, and minority business growth in the mainstream.”
Currently, Prince George’s County acknowledges certifications from the Maryland Department of Transportation, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, National/Capital Region Minority Supplier Development Council, Women Presidents’ Educational Organization and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The Prince George’s County Supplier Development & Diversity Division exists to maximize the County government’s use of certified local, small, minority and disadvantaged and veteran businesses for procurement opportunities. SDDD also encourages the private sector to utilize these businesses for major projects in the County. SDDD has worked diligently to build up Prince George’s County’s use of minority and disadvantaged businesses through procurement assistance, business development, certification, education and training and advocacy.